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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Ind. Courts - "David Camm judge orders Floyd County to pay $140K in defense bills"

As reported in earlier ILB posts, including this one from Jan. 16th, the Auditor of Floyd County has resisted paying some of the costs of the third David Camm trial, including attorney fees. A hearing was held today. Grace Schnieder reports for the Louisville Courier Journal this evening in a story that begins:

ROCKPORT, IND. — The judge in David Camm’s third murder trial ordered Floyd County government to immediately pay $140,000 in defense legal bills to resolve disputed billings from the former Indiana State trooper’s trial last fall.

Special Judge Jon Dartt angrily told Floyd County Auditor Scott Clark at a hearing Wednesday that the government couldn’t challenge claims for payment of lawyers and witnesses after the fact. He also admonished Clark and other Floyd officials for failing to pick up the phone to resolve the impasse.

“All this could have been avoided. When push comes to shove, there wasn’t much in dispute here,” Dartt said.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on February 26, 2014 07:05 PM
Posted to Ind. Trial Ct. Decisions